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Dessa Rose rights

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Dessa Rose rights#0
Posted: 12/11/05 at 12:45am
This should be fun, the rights are coming out soon through MTI
apdarcey
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re: Dessa Rose rights#1
Posted: 12/11/05 at 2:12am
i mean, personally i loved the show. but it is going to be extremely hard to produce.
andyf
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re: Dessa Rose rights#2
Posted: 12/11/05 at 2:15am
You know what would be even better than the rights being released?

If they stopped pushing it back and finally just released the cast recording.
Andrew, tonight isn't about you! It isn't even about me!!! - [FD]
apdarcey
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re: Dessa Rose rights#3
Posted: 12/11/05 at 2:17am
A-MEN.
Jazzysuite82
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re: Dessa Rose rights#4
Posted: 12/11/05 at 2:43am
It's not hard to produce at all. As a matter of fact it's perfect for a small theatre. It has a cast of what 10 pl, it can be done in a black box theatre with an orchestra of 5 at the most. Producers would looooooove this show. It's so cheap, accessible, yet powerful. Producer's dream.
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re: Dessa Rose rights#5
Posted: 12/11/05 at 2:48am
you don't think it will be difficult for regional/community theatres to find the people to make up this cast? and perform the material? musically and emotionally it is very very difficult material, and i know at least one person from the off-broadway cast said they almost didn't do the show because of the slavery aspect and how against it their family was.
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re: Dessa Rose rights#6
Posted: 12/11/05 at 2:56am
bah not at all. Firstly there's only really one track thatis difficult to sing. The music isn't THAT difficult. I think you underestimate regional theatres. They're doing the likes of Ragtime, Caroline or Change, and Sweeney Todd. Dessa Rose isn't nearly as hard to produce as those pieces. There are plenty of great singers and actors that aren't in NY and if they don't find them in their cities, then they cast from NY. Most regional theatres cast from NY anyway. As far as the subject, I think it's fine. It generally doesn't offend people. Slavery's a fact. It happened. I think what the family memebers of the cast member were speaking of is playing ANOTHER slave. It's just something a black actor gets tired of doing. Either their militant black men looking for revenge, jazz singers, tap dancers or slaves. Once you rule all that out, you'll be a drug dealer. I think the cast member may have been struggling with that. If the cast member was white, then their family is being foolish.
apdarcey
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re: Dessa Rose rights#7
Posted: 12/11/05 at 3:00am
no, it was a black cast member and i hope you're right.

you know i loved the show more than life so i would be so ecstatic to see it being produced!

somehow i don't think it's going to be a huge sell for mti.
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re: Dessa Rose rights#8
Posted: 12/11/05 at 3:00am
out of curiosity, what do you think was the toughest number in the show?
Jazzysuite82
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re: Dessa Rose rights#9
Posted: 12/11/05 at 3:04am
The opening. I'm sorry but a girl having to stand up and Belt WE ARE DECENDED cold like that is tough. It's gotta be like a D or E.
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re: Dessa Rose rights#10
Posted: 12/11/05 at 3:04am
The opening. I'm sorry but a girl having to stand up and Belt WE ARE DECENDED cold like that is tough. It's gotta be like a D or E. I
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re: Dessa Rose rights#11
Posted: 12/11/05 at 3:04am
The opening. I'm sorry but a girl having to stand up and Belt WE ARE DECENDED cold like that is tough. It's gotta be like a D or E. I mean t
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re: Dessa Rose rights#12
Posted: 12/11/05 at 3:04am
The opening. I'm sorry but a girl having to stand up and Belt WE ARE DECENDED cold like that is tough. It's gotta be like a D or E. I mean the
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re: Dessa Rose rights#13
Posted: 12/11/05 at 3:04am
The opening. I'm sorry but a girl having to stand up and Belt WE ARE DECENDED cold like that is tough. It's gotta be like a D or E. I mean the score
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re: Dessa Rose rights#14
Posted: 12/11/05 at 3:04am
The opening. I'm sorry but a girl having to stand up and Belt WE ARE DECENDED cold like that is tough. It's gotta be like a D or E. I mean the score is v
Jazzysuite82
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re: Dessa Rose rights#15
Posted: 12/11/05 at 3:04am
The opening. I'm sorry but a girl having to stand up and Belt WE ARE DECENDED cold like that is tough. It's gotta be like a D or E. I mean the score is very.....um what the hell was that?! Sorry I did NOT post this 7 times...weird.

Anyway, the score is very Americana, folk. It's not very difficult musically as far as rhythm and stuff goes. I think this show will be successful in the country as along as peopel know about it. I think most people won't know what it is.

Updated On: 12/11/05 at 03:04 AM
apdarcey
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re: Dessa Rose rights#16
Posted: 12/11/05 at 3:07am
haha. wow, that was interesting...


so you were saying, the score is very?
apdarcey
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re: Dessa Rose rights#17
Posted: 12/11/05 at 3:09am
i definitely thought the hardest number was "at the glen"

but the opening is definitely tough too. i just loved the score.
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re: Dessa Rose rights#18
Posted: 12/11/05 at 3:11am
At the Glen...I don't remember that song. Is that where Rachel and Norm sing a duet?
apdarcey
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re: Dessa Rose rights#19
Posted: 12/11/05 at 3:14am
no, it was rachel's monster solo. she was alone "at the glen"... her husband was never home right after they got married. it was so sad and a lesson in musical theatre acting.
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re: Dessa Rose rights#20
Posted: 12/11/05 at 3:17am
Well I'll get the CD this week and listened to it. I saw it in April and I haven't heard anything from it since. So it's possible I might have missed numbers.
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re: Dessa Rose rights#21
Posted: 12/11/05 at 3:19am
right. me in march! i'm so excited for this cd to come out finally. it's been way way too long.
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re: Dessa Rose rights#22
Posted: 12/11/05 at 3:24am
What's surprising is that it's a double disc with the entire show on it. I mean I know it's billed asa folk opera, but for an Off-Broadway show at a non-profit theatre, that's pretty damn good.